I played several games from this list and the one that was the most interesting to me was the Air Port security game. In this game you are a TSA agent and you have to remove prohibited items from the passengers, you have to be accurate enough to get all of the prohibited items while not taking anything that they are allowed to have with them. The list of prohibited items is constantly changing and the line is constantly growing so you have to be always vigilant while working as fast as you can. This game was the only one that I actually found fun out of the list because of the just shear ridiculousness of the list of prohibited items. This game is supposed to be a satire on the actual airport security system we have today and the hassles and potential rights violations that is forces on anyone wanting to travel by air. I thought that this game was more fun than the other games because it was faster paced. I got a very unimpressive score of 400 but that could be because I don’t ever play games. I think that this game is a funny and wacky way of commenting on the current airport security system because the biggest problems that people have with it is the odd lists of prohibited items and the hassle and potential rights violation of the body scanning process.
When I looked up “why do people update their status on Facebook?” on Tumbler, unsurprisingly nothing came up. That’s because this is way too specific of a question, so I just looked up “Facebook posts” and “status update”. Similarly there was no Wikipedia page just for just Facebook posts. The first page that I looked at was the main Facebook page which mostly included company information, then I found the Facebook features page, this page had a lot of useful information. On the tumbler most of the posts about Facebook posts fall into 2 categories, either some funny post that someone has copied on tumbler, or someone releasing their rage onto tumbler about how many people update their facebook status every 5 minutes. The frustration of others did not help me much on my research because they didn’t really describe why people where putting up these posts. The copied posts helped some in that I could read them and infer the reason that people put them up, whether it is to try to be funny or talk about what they are doing or talk about how they feel about something. Similarly on the main Wikipedia page for facebook there was not much helpful information, most on the information was about the company. When I looked on the features page I found a section just about the status updates that was very helpful in my research. Originally the status updates were formatted to have the person’s first name and was used to say something about you in the 3rd person, that format is no longer required. Another helpful section on the facebook features Wikipedia page that was helpful was a section about the impact that facebook has had on the different uses for it such as, in obviously social media but also in things like marketing and politics. There was not of information that I could use for my research paper on tumbler or on Wikipedia but the bits that were on both sites were interesting to compare
In this Ugg commercial, Tom Brady the quarter back for the Patriots is shown walking, running and almost dancing in ugg shoes for men. At first many would think that doing this advertisement would be a bad idea for Brady because of his already criticized manhood and the fact that Ugg shoes are mostly identified as women’s shoes in North America, in fact I did not even know they made Uggs for men. I believe that this particular add does everything short of becoming a Kong Fu movie to appeal itself to men. To start with it has a heavy rap for the bag ground movie, and then all of the clothes that Brady wears with the shoes are normal every day man clothes. Then all of the activities that they feature Brady doing are what men would do on a normal everyday basis. The ad features him walking around the city, walking through the park, walking his dogs and finally going to the gym. Obviously this add uses ethos when you first see Brady’s face but it hints to it before showing him do some fancy foot work that hints to who he might be, by seeing Brady do this food work and also all the running in the commercial Ugg is trying to use logos in the since that if Tom Brady, a NFL quarterback is willing to use these shoes not only for casual wear but also to do work in then they must be great quality. I believe that Tom Brady was a good choice for this ad because he draws from a large audience of both devoted New England patriots and people who have seen his other advertisement, because he is a NFL quarterback he does add a lot of ruggedness that helps to man up the commercial but it is balanced out with the overall dressy look of the shoes, this balance makes this a pretty convincing commercial